"The Global Food System and Related Policy Challenges"
Tuesday, April 9
Speaker: Per Pinstrup-Andersen
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, the J. Thomas Clark Professor of Entrepreneurship and a professor of applied economics at Cornell University, and an adjunct professor of food economics at the University of Copenhagen. Read a full IANR news release.
"Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food"
February 12, 2013
Speakers: Pamela Ronald and Raoul Adamchak
Husband and wife Raoul Adamchak and Pamela Ronald are co-authors of the book “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food.”
"Improving Animal Welfare and Communication with the Public"
January 15, 2013
Speaker: Temple Grandin
Professor of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University; author of several books including “Livestock Handling and Transport” and “Thinking in Pictures”
Temple Grandin thinks in pictures, and those pictures help her help animals and their handlers by keeping animals calm and less stressed in situations that could be quite stressful for them.
Where America Must Lead: Ensuring the World Can Feed its People"
November 15, 2012
Speaker: Catherine Bertini
Currently a professor of Public Administration and International Relations at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, she also is co-chair of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative at The Chicago Council of Global Affairs.
For 10 years Bertini was chief executive and the driving force behind reform of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP’s institutional changes under her leadership were cited by the U.S. government and the WFP’s 36-government board as models of UN reform, and placed the food aid agency in the forefront of international agencies in efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and income. She was named the 2003 World Food Prize laureate in recognition of her work.
She is a leader in public sector management, international organizations, humanitarian relief, agricultural development, gender programming, and nutrition policy. Read a full news release.
“The Land-Grant Mission of 2012: Transforming Agriculture for the 2050 World"
7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
Speakers: Former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture Senator Mike Johanns, Clayton Yeutter, John Block and Dan Glickman
A panel of former U.S. secretaries of agriculture will begin the second Heuermann Lectures season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 12th and R in Lincoln.
“The Land-Grant Mission of 2012 – Transforming Agriculture for the 2050 World” is the topic. This Heuermann Lecture is part of a weeklong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act that created land-grant colleges. This year also marks the 150th anniversary of USDA.
Four former secretaries of agriculture – two with Nebraska ties – are invited to take part.
Nebraska’s U.S. Senator Mike Johanns was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007. Nebraska native Clayton Yeutter served from 1989-1991.
John Block, Secretary of Agriculture from 1981-1985, and Dan Glickman, who served from 1995-2001, are Yeutter’s and Johanns’ invited guests for the event. All Heuermann Lectures are broadcast on NET2 World at a date following the lecture. The Sept. 28 lecture also will be broadcast on RFD-TV and RURAL TV at a date following the lecture.
Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will moderate the panel of former secretaries.
Tickets, while free, are needed for this lecture. You may reserve your tickets beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28, by contacting the Lied Center ticket office between 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 402-472-4747 in Lincoln; 1-800-432-3231 from outside the Lincoln area. Ticket holders are asked to be in the lobby by 7:15 p.m. Sept. 28; unclaimed tickets will be released at that time.